Replacing the paved areas and pathways October 2012
After completing the rockery and the driveway we took a short break, and then the contractors were back on site to tackle the final big challenge of the year.
We have paved paths all round the house, and quite a large paved area at the back of the property, with a patio and a work area. And these have suffered substantial subsidence over the last 2 years. So the challenge was to lift and re-lay the paving slabs, and also to replace the ornamental gravels round the entire house. One special challenge was to raise the potting shed far enough to re-align the paving slabs that went underneath the actual shed.
Work began as the weather began to turn cold, and
hailstones and icy rain were all too frequent!
Then, once it was completed, we discussed with the contractors doing some more work to it!
Looking at how successful the curb-stoning has been for the driveway and rockery, we thought it would be an excellent idea to use the same curb-stoning to frame the patio and work areas, to help keep the grass from growing over the patio, and encroaching onto the pathways. And their further suggestion was to keep a small area of ornamental gravel, especially round the patio, so as to offers some run-off for rainwater - and to keep the patio from becoming water-logged during heavy rain or melting snow. So this is how it progressed, and how it looks today ...
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